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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Maryland

Around 0.2% of Maryland's graduates graduate from nursing certificate programs every year. That means an estimated 280 licensed vocational nurses graduate from Maryland's 16 LVN schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Maryland with a LVN program is Allegany College of Maryland, which is located in Cumberland. In 2010, it was ranked 85th nationwide. In 2010, 30 students graduated from Allegany College of Maryland's LVN program. The tuition rate at Allegany College of Maryland was $3,266 per year.

Hagerstown Community College, which was ranked 86th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Maryland that has a LVN program. It is located in Hagerstown. In 2010, 9 students graduated from Hagerstown Community College LVN program. Hagerstown Community College charged in-state students $2,716 in tuition fees per year.

Washington Adventist University, which was ranked 86th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Maryland that has a LVN program. It is located in Takoma Park. In 2010, Washington Adventist University graduated 0 students from its LVN programs. Students at Washington Adventist University paid $20,180 per year in tuition fees.


If you are hoping to attend one of Maryland's LVN schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $4,426 per year, though tuition can range from $20,180 per year to $2,204 per year. In 2010, the following Maryland LVN schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Washington Adventist University - located in Takoma Park, students are charged $20,180 per year
  2. Sojourner-Douglass College - located in Baltimore, students are charged $7,920 per year
  3. Howard Community College - located in Columbia, students are charged $4,063 per year

The LVN schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Maryland were:

  1. Harford Community College - located in Bel Air, students are charged $2,204 per year
  2. Wor-Wic Community College - located in Salisbury, students are charged $2,334 per year
  3. Hagerstown Community College - located in Hagerstown, students are charged $2,716 per year

A LVN certificate from a Maryland school... what next?

A large number of Maryland LVN graduates become licensed vocational nurses. 11,000 licensed vocational nurses were working in Maryland in 2010. In Maryland, the largest numbers of licensed vocational nurses work in the following counties:

  1. Anne Arundel County - 5,710 licensed vocational nurses
  2. Frederick County - 2,410 licensed vocational nurses
  3. Washington County - 660 licensed vocational nurses

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of licensed vocational nurses in Maryland will grow by 19%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 13,080 licensed vocational nurses working in Maryland.


A licensed vocational nurse in Maryland earns $49,330 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Maryland licensed vocational nurses earned as little as less than $27,960 per year or as much as more than $71,020 per year. The following counties in Maryland have the highest average salaries for licensed vocational nurses:

  1. Caroline County - $52,200 per year
  2. Frederick County - $51,400 per year
  3. St. Mary's County - $51,260 per year

The following counties in Maryland have the lowest average salaries for licensed vocational nurses:

  1. Allegany County - $37,300 per year
  2. Garrett County - $39,030 per year
  3. Somerset County - $43,790 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Maryland statistics regarding a career in nursing. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse assisting or RN.

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  • Certificate in Nursing in Maryland

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 11,000 $49,330 22.1%

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